RESEARCH PAPER: Cisco Systems Delivers Multi-Domain, Modern Networking Infrastructure

By Will Townsend, Patrick Moorhead - May 26, 2020

Enterprises seek the ability to react quickly to business demands in the digital world. In response, IT professionals today face daunting tasks in deploying and managing networking infrastructure given resource and consumption constraints. Also, connectivity is no longer relegated to the confines of office walls or the traditional centralized datacenter. Rather, businesses require connectivity to extend to the campus, branch, and network edge – anywhere the user or data resides -- given the highly distributed nature of business applications. Consequently, these networks are difficult to deploy and manage for a number of reasons. The exponential growth in users, devices, IoT, mobility, cloud, and security challenges creates management challenges and operating expense pressure. Smaller network operator staffs, growing SaaS adoption, on-premise repatriation, and data regulations, such as GDPR in Europe, are also creating a host of complexities within today’s networked environments.

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Table Of Contents

  • Executive Summary
  • Cisco's Intent-Based Networking Vision
  • Infrastructure That Scales
  • Leadership Through Organic And External Growth
  • Customer Testimonial - University Of Utah
  • Customer Testimonial - Tata Consultancy Services
  • Call To Action

Companies Cited

  • Cisco
  • Tata Consultancy Services
Will Townsend
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Will Townsend manages the networking and security practices for Moor Insights & Strategy focused on carrier infrastructure providers, carrier services, enterprise networking and security. He brings over 30 years of technology industry experience in a variety of product, marketing, channel, business development and sales roles to his advisory position.

Patrick Moorhead
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Patrick founded the firm based on his real-world world technology experiences with the understanding of what he wasn’t getting from analysts and consultants. Ten years later, Patrick is ranked #1 among technology industry analysts in terms of “power” (ARInsights)  in “press citations” (Apollo Research). Moorhead is a contributor at Forbes and frequently appears on CNBC. He is a broad-based analyst covering a wide variety of topics including the cloud, enterprise SaaS, collaboration, client computing, and semiconductors. He has 30 years of experience including 15 years of executive experience at high tech companies (NCR, AT&T, Compaq, now HP, and AMD) leading strategy, product management, product marketing, and corporate marketing, including three industry board appointments.